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Basic German Greetings and Phrases

Hello. Hallo.

Good morning. Guten Morgen.

Good afternoon/day. Guten Tag.

Good evening. Guten Abend.

Goodnight. Gute nacht.

Goodbye. Auf Wiedersehen.

Bye. Tschüss. (“Ciao” is also common, just like in Italian.)

See you later. Bis später.

See you soon. Bis bald.

Yes. Ja.

No. Nein.

Please. Bitte (“bitte schön”to be extra polite.)

Thank you. Danke. (“Dankeschön” or “danke sehr” for extra emphasis.)

Practice your pronunciation of the greetings along with the following full-length video of a German beginner’s class:

German Colors and Numbers (full one-hour class):

Describing your family in German (full one-hour class):